Fruit and vegetable exports from Vietnam to rise to US$4bn

The export of durian saw the strongest growth this year. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports are expected to rise to US$4bn this year according to estimations by Vietnamese authorities

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association estimated that shipments have been worth nearly US$2.8bn so far this year, up more than 63% year-on-year.

Exports last year had topped US$3.16bn, with the export of durian seeing the strongest growth this year, topping US$503mn in the first five months compared to US$27.6mn in the same period last year.

China, South Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands are the country’s top four buyers of fruits and vegetables, with China accounting for nearly 63.5%.

Vietnamese produce is improving rapidly in quality and price competitiveness, making it popular globally, according to experts.